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  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

    Stocks rose Monday, recovering some of the ground they lost last week, as investors drew encouragement from solid earnings from Citigroup and a sharp gain in retail sales last month. All 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index increased, led by energy. Investors were looking ahead to a...

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. The work will involve sewage plant upgrades and...

  • Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

    Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday. The actively traded contract for wheat delivered in May wheat jumped 19 cents to $6.79 a bushel. Wheat has been rising sharply in recent weeks and is up...

  • John Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting. Hoeven says BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to...

  • ConocoPhillips to resume Kenai LNG shipments

    NIKISKI, Alaska (AP) — ConocoPhillips says it will resume exports of liquefied natural gas from a Kenai Peninsula facility. The company in a Monday release says it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG from the Nikiski plant to Free Trade Agreement and...

  • Don't let politics ruin Alaska's energy future

    Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive Alaskan pipeline, you can appreciate the natural beauty and natural resource benefits of the magnificent state of Alaska. During the summer of 1977, I worked in Alaska, 160 miles above the Arctic Circle, as a weather...

  • Court says utilities can be charged for storm fund

    BOSTON (AP) — The state's highest court has upheld a law that allows Massachusetts utility regulators to charge electric companies for the costs of investigating major outages after storms. The companies had challenged a provision that prohibited them from passing on the charges to...

  • Glencore buys oil-explorer Caracal for $1.35B

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore Xstrata Plc says it is buying oil exploration firm Caracal Energy Inc. for about 800 million pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash. Glencore says it has reached an agreement to buy all outstanding Caracal shares for 5.50 pounds each, a 61 percent...

  • Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge official wants to consider suing to block an industrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge. City-parish Councilman Trae Welch told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1ngQJOr) that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality should appear before the...

  • Feds to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher

    A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

  • Oil price seesaws near $104 amid Ukraine tensions

    The price of crude oil was volatile around $104 a barrel on Monday amid escalating tensions in Ukraine. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 11 cents to $103.63 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier Monday, the...

  • Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday. The government-run daily "Iran" quoted Ali...

  • Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans. Some four years after a national campaign got started to slash...

  • Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

    BERLIN (AP) — The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday. Such gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of...



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